CA – Once Upon a Cloud Signing

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Claire Keane appears at Barnes & Noble to sign her new book Once Upon a Cloud on Saturday March 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Meet the Author
Claire Keane is known for her past work as a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios, where she made significant contributions to recent hits Frozen and Tangled. Her father, Glen Keane, was a renowned Disney artist who oversaw the design and character development on many classic Disney films, and her grandfather, Bil Keane, was the creator of The Family Circus comics. Claire lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and kids. This is her debut picture book.

Barnes & Noble
1201 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-260-9110

CA – The Humans Signing

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Series creators Keenan Marshall Keller and Tom Neely appear at Beach Ball Comics on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 5:00 pm to sign the trade of THE HUMANS!

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 826-6127

CA – Second Saturday Artist

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Cartoonist Lela Dowling appears at the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday March 14, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 PM! Her work appears in our current exhibition Peanuts in Wonderland. Dowling has worked in comics for Eclipse and Marvel, done book illustration, cartooning for Bee Culture magazine and award winning editorial cartoons for The Novato Advance newspaper. She has also done 2D animation for LucasArts’ Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle and Sam and Max Hit the Road games, character design for Big Ape Entertainment’s Celebrity Death Match game, and avatar design for Yahoo!’s instant messaging service, among other things.

Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

CA – Descender #1 Signing

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Artist/co-creator Dustin Nguyen (Batman, Li’l Gotham) appears at Beach Ball Comics on Friday, March 6, 2015 from noon till 2:00 pm to sign the first issue of Descender!

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 826-6127

CA – Secret Identities #1 Signing

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Jay Faerber (writer/creator of Copperhead, Graveyard Shift, Noble Causes) and Brian Jones (writer of Imagine Agents, Krampus) signs at Earth-2 Comics on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm.

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Earth-2 Comics
8967 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324
(818) 993-7804

SF – Savage Dragon Retrospective

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The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to present SAVAGE DRAGON: A Look Back with Erik Larsen, featuring a guided tour of the museum’s latest exhibition on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 6:00-7:00 pm, with a public reception from 7:00-9:00 pm. The exhibition features more than 40 pieces of original artwork personally selected by Larsen from his archives, highlighting major events in the life of his title character over the past two decades, as well as formal experiments and some of Larsen’s favorite pieces from the series.

Tickets for this event are $10, or free for members of the Cartoon Art Museum, and can be purchased through GuestList.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 227-8666

Comic-Con International Reveals Next Set of Guests for SDCC 2015

Press Release:

COMIC-CON REVEALS NEXT SET OF GUESTS FOR SUMMER SHOW

SAN DIEGO- Comic-Con International, the nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and popular artforms, released the next set of guests for the big show that takes place in San Diego beginning on Thursday, July 9, and running through Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center.

Guests announced today include:

Writer/artist Franco Aureliani: Tiny Titans, Itty Bitty Hellboy

Art BaltazarWriter/artist Art Baltazar: Tiny Titans, Itty Bitty Hellboy

Artist Steve Lieber: Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Whiteout

Writer/artist Jimmie Robinson: Five Weapons, Bomb Queen

Writer Sara Ryan: Bad Houses, Empress of the World

Be sure to visit www.comic-con.org and check out the Toucan Blog, the only OFFICIAL blog of Comic-Con International for additional information on guests and up to date information on all aspects of the eagerly awaited summer show!

About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International (CCI) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.  In addition to its San Diego convention each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind), CCI organizes WonderCon Anaheim each spring. On the web: Comic-Con.org, Facebook.com/comiccon, Twitter.com/comic_con.

CA – The Princess Bride Screening & Signing

pbrideCary Elwes appears at a special midnight screening of The Princess Bride on Friday February 20, 2015! Elwes will also sign his new memoir AS YOU WISH.

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Purchase tickets at the link…

Press Release:

Want to keep Valentine’s day going? We’ve got the thing for you! THE PRINCESS BRIDE starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal, and Andre The Giant will screen at midnight with a Q&A by The Dread Pirate Roberts himself- CARY ELWES! Cary will be signing his new book (he will only be signing the book at this time) with detailed memoirs of the filming of Princess Bride (books available for purchase on site) from 10:15-11:30. We will also be immortalizing Cary w/ a handprint ceremony, placing those expert fencing hands into the cement outside the lovely Vista Theatre to commemorate the occasion! This ceremony will be around 11pm and we’d love all the awesome Cary/Princess Bride fans to be there for this moment! Please spread the word and bring friends so we can continue to bring your favorite movies back to life the way they should be seen!

Tickets will be $11.50, sold online and at the box-office on-site. Due to an appearance from the film’s star we would highly suggest early purchase to guarantee you get a ticket.

**We love an excuse for super enthusiastic fans to dress up, so if you wanna wear a costume we love it! We always have prizes on deck and may award them to costumed guests! Any themed/era costume is fine, you don’t specifically need to be a character from this month’s film!

Once a month the NERDS LIKE US series takes over the lovely Vista Theatre, one of the last remaining single-screen art-house theatres in the city. We bring back 80s and 90s classics for a night of fun with other people who appreciate this era. If you grew up watching these classics on VHS or Laserdisc (say-what?), but never got to watch them on the big screen this is the series for you!

**Parking is street only. Make sure to read all signs and do not park in valet or paid parking lots, they WILL close at 2am. You may park at the VONS across the street but most park in the row furthest east and go in to be put on the manager’s list for Midnight Movie goers**

*Important request- we understand the nature of midnight films draws a more fun and fanatical crowd! We absolutely embrace this and we love when people sing-along with musical numbers or quote along with famous lines. Please, however, respect other theatre goers who are enjoying these films for the first time in decades on the screen and don’t have loud “living-room” style conversation in the theatre. Thanks, and enjoy the show!

The Vista Theatre
4473 S. Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Guests of Honor, Special Guests, and Programming Highlights for Long Beach Comic Expo 2015

Press Release:

Long Beach Comic Expo Announces Guests of Honor, Special Guests and Programming Highlights for February 28 & March 1

LBCE logoLong Beach, CA (February 10) – Long Beach Comic Expo is unveiling legendary guests and buzzworthy panels, as well as innovative programs and new partners, in preparation for the 6th annual Long Beach Comic Expo, to be held at the Long Beach Convention Center on February 28 and March 1, 2015. The Expo will play host to more than 140 guests and 50 panels and, for the first time, it will be held in the full exhibit hall.

Guests of Honor & Special Guests

Long Beach Comic Expo is proud to announce bestselling writer Chris Claremont and bestselling artist Ethan Van Sciver as the Long Beach Comic Expo Guests of Honor. Mr. Claremont has written some of the most beloved and influential comic books of all time; 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of his first issue of THE UNCANNY X-MEN. Mr. Van Sciver is one of the most popular artist in comics; this year marks the 10th anniversary of his iconic work GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH. Both guests will be making their very first appearance at a Long Beach convention. Comic book superstars Arthur Adams (GUARDIANS TEAM UP) and Rachel and Terry Dodson (HARLEY QUINN) are being named Long Beach Comic Expo Special Guests in recognition of their astounding careers as comic book artists.

The convention is proud to recognize the following Special Guests for their commitment to creating stories for kids and young adults across a wide array of media: animation, collectible cards, comics, prose novels, toys and web comics:

  • Cecil Castellucci, the young adult novelist (TIN STAR) and writer of the influential YA graphic novel THE PLAIN JANES;
  • Steve Ellis, the artist of the young adult webcomic THE ONLY LIVING BOY and MAGIC THE GATHERING cards;
  • The Four Horsemen Studio, influential toy designers of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter, DC Universe Classics and Man of Steel toy lines, among others.
  • Stan Sakai, the writer/ artist of the award winning USAGI YOJIMBO graphic novels;
  • Greg Weisman, acclaimed animation writer and producer (GARGOYLES; YOUNG JUSTICE) and author of the fan favorite RAIN OF GHOSTS YA novels;
  • Brian Wood, writer of the influential graphic novels DEMO and THE NEW YORK FOUR.

Program Highlights

As in past years, attendees will be treated to a wide array of programming. Highlights include:

* One-on-one creator spotlight panels with Chris Claremont, Sandy King Carpenter, Gerry Conway, Katie Cook, Terry & Rachel Dodson, Stan Sakai, Richard Starkings and Ethan Van Sciver hosted by EAT GEEK PLAY.
* Publisher panels hosted by Jesse Snider, including the 40th anniversary of X-men celebration, Lion Forge & IDW Publishing Presents Miami Vice: Remix, and much more.
* Panels for Buffy The Vampire Slayer Comics and Star Wars Rebels: Kanan the Last Padawan comics.
* The Dawn of the Rise of the Devastator: Funny Books for Humans panel, with writers from Cracked, CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, The Meltdown and The Onion.
* #MakeComics workshops where aspiring writers and artists and fans can learn the entire process of making comics from comic book greats all weekend long. Topics include How to Build a Portfolio, Breaking Into Comics, Writing and Marketing.
* The first ever Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity event with keynote speaker Reginald Hudlin.
* Amazing animation panels: DISNEY AFTERNOON, GARGOYLES, GI JOE, and YOUNG JUSTICE, featuring major voice actors.
* Major media panels including Rotten Tomatoes and Screen Junkie’s Honest Trailers & Movie Fights
* A special screening of the upcoming Magnet Releasing film THE DEAD LANDS.* A special screening of the upcoming Magnet Releasing film THE DEAD LANDS.
* GeekFest Film Fest films at Long Beach Comic Expo, the only Los Angeles area venue to host the full slate of programming for the world’s 1st traveling film fest of “geek” films.
* The Dollar Baby Film Festival.
* The comic book convention premiere of the SHE MAKES COMICS documentary.
* Publishing panels devoted to YA & crime novelists.
* Kids programming including How To Draw My Little Pony.
* Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, will commence its celebration of 10 years of the groundbreaking Graphix imprint and participate in a panel with acclaimed cartoonists Jennifer L. Holm and James Burks and other creators.
* A Saturday night Cosplay Contest and Cosplay panels.

Enjoy an exciting weekend full of exceptional guests, exhibitors, and engaging panels, at Long Beach Comic Expo, Saturday, February 28 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 1 from 10:00 am – 5:00 PM at the Long Beach Convention Center. Tickets are available now at www.longbeachcomicexpo.com.

Follow Long Beach Comic Expo on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and information.

ABOUT LONG BEACH EXPO: Long Beach Comic Expo is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center that celebrates comic books and pop culture and showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Expo, you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities. Long Beach Comic Expo is a MAD Event Management, LLC production. To learn more and purchase tickets, please visit www.longbeachcomicexpo.com.

Comic-Con International Announces Second Wave of Guests for SDCC 2015

SDCC 2015 Second Wave

Press Release:

COMIC-CON ANNOUNCES NEXT WAVE OF GUESTS FOR 2015 SHOW

Additional Guests To Be Announced In The Coming Weeks

SAN DIEGO- Comic-Con International (Comic-Con), the nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and popular art, today announced the second wave of special guests for its eagerly awaited summer show. The event which draws well over 130,000 unique attendees over a four-day period will again be held in San Diego beginning on Thursday, July 9, and running though Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center.

“Since our beginning in 1970 Comic-Con has a wonderful history of featuring exceptional guests,” commented David Glanzer, spokesperson for the nonprofit organization. “It is clear that trend continues in 2015.”

The second round of guests include:

Author Hugh Howey: WOOL Series.

Writer/artist Scott McCloud: Zot!, Understanding Comics, The Sculptor.

Fantasy Illustrator Luis Royo: The Ice Dragon, Malefic Time.

Writer/artist Jillian Tamaki: Skim, This One Summer.

Writer Mariko Tamaki: Skim, This One Summer.

For up-to-date information on guests and all aspects of the huge summer show be sure to visit www.comic-con.org and check out the Toucan Blog, the only OFFICIAL Blog of Comic-Con International.

About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International (CCI) is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.  In addition to its San Diego convention each summer (the world’s largest comics convention of its kind), CCI organizes WonderCon Anaheim each spring. On the web: Comic-Con.org, Facebook.com/comiccon, Twitter.com/comic_con.

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